Westerveld Medlar

Description: Westerveld is a semi dwarf medlar. Hardy, disease resistant and will give you a hearty crop of delicious medlars, russet coloured. Best eaten with wine, port and cheese, or made into excellent jelly. Has attractive leathery leaves that turn stunning shades of golden orange in the autumn. 'Quiets the heated stomach'. This old saying has been scientifically supported by findings that shows pectins, sugars, tannins and gums in medlars to be an ideal combination for easing indigestion.

History: Originates from Holland.

Medlar Growing Tips: They thrive in deep, fertile well-drained soil but will tolderate most soil types. They will do best in a warm, sheltered position in full sun or partial shade. Recommend pruning in the winter to maintain its healthy shape, good fruiting and flowering. When picked, the fruit should be stored in sawdust in stone jars until soft (bletting).


  • Uses: Cooking
  • Uses: Eating
  • Picking month: Early October
  • Self-fertility: Self-fertile

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